Date   : 08/28/2003    Duedate: 09/10/2003


DM-75    TURN-265

This Weeks Top Honors


(75-2747) [23-10-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IAN                            PINKY OF DOOM
DARK TOADS (240)               LETHAL ANATOMY (225)
(75-2747) [23-10-0,124]        (75-2422) [6-3-1,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IAN                            ALLOCUTION
DARK TOADS (240)               LEGALESE (253)
(75-2747) [23-10-0,124]        (75-2796) [13-8-0,89]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LEGALESE (253)              27
2. FALSE OVERTURES (185)       21      DARK TOADS (240)
3. DARK TOADS (240)            12      Unchartered Team
4. THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)     12
5. SAND DANCERS (67)            9      LETHAL ANATOMY (225)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         156  87  4 64.2   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         10  5 0
 2/ 3 I'M HISTORY (254)         43  33  4 56.6   2/ 2 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)   8  7 0
 3/ 1*LETHAL ANATOMY (225)       6   5  1 54.5   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 0
 4/ 4 LEGALESE (253)            85  84  3 50.3   4/ 5 LEGALESE (253)            5 10 0
 5/ 5 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)  132 155 13 46.0   5- 4 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     3  1 1
 6- 6 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     87 103 10 45.8   6/ 0 FALSE OVERTURES (185)     3  2 0
 7/ 0 FALSE OVERTURES (185)     99 127  7 43.8   7/ 7 I'M HISTORY (254)         1  1 0
 8/ 7 SAND DANCERS (67)        514 783 16 39.6   8/ 6*LETHAL ANATOMY (225)      1  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, I certainly get the last laugh on the Toad team.  TigToad almost DA'd me
several times and here I am graduating before several of my more experienced
teammates.  TigToad is a little disturbed at my favorites as they aren't that bad,
yet he doesn't seem to want to keep running me.  His loss.  For the record I am: 13-
9-16-21-11-9-5 BA.  Normal Endurance and Great Damage.  I learn Initiative and
favorite rhythms of High/Low.  My favorite weapon is the Halberd.  I leave here with
three masters.  Init/Att/Dec.  Perfect ratings for a basher such as myself.  I will
be offering The Larch a chance at the throne; seems appropriate to keep it in the
basher family. -- Nathaniel

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with TEASER II?  
She actually beat DARK TOADS' MORGANNA, and walked away with 26 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at FALSE OVERTURES while they watched TEASER II clobber 
MORGANNA.  She lost 13 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
THE JUG O'NAUGHTS' hatred of DARK TOADS surfaced again as THE LARCH challenged JADE 
MOUNTAIN's top dog.  Try as it might, THE LARCH wasn't good enough at persuading 
NATHANIEL to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, LEGALESE!  In my day, no team with a 83-81-3 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, DARK TOADS?  What do people see in WOODY?  His 6-54-0?  SAND DANCERS 
ain't talkin', but he's got 72 points.  Keep challenging up 28 points, WRIT OF 
MANDAMUS, and I won't have to write about you much longer.  LEETOLVINA always accepts 
those kind of challenges...  WRIT OF MANDAMUS found one way to advance:  challenging 
LEETOLVINA and losing, but getting 2 points.  No brain, no pain.  I hate going to the 
effort of writing about the kind of fights that ALLOCUTION gets in.  He fights people 
like WOODY, 14 points below.  I thought ALLOCUTION showed great skill and promise 
when he overcame WOODY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long 
have I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  JADE 
MOUNTAIN is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for 
my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IAN 2747                     23  10  0   124       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LING 2082                    18  10  1   105       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 BEN FRANKLIN 2727            14   7  0    96       I'M HISTORY (254)
 ANDA 2171                     9   5  0    93       FALSE OVERTURES (185)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALLOCUTION 2796              13   8  0    89       LEGALESE (253)
 THE LARCH 2788               11  13  1    87       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 TEASER II 2201                6   4  1    83       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 MORGANNA 2761                18  12  0    76       DARK TOADS (240)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         14  28  1    76       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WOODY 2503                    6  54  0    72       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MARIANNE KIND 2791           12  11  2    68       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENTIRIA 2754                15  17  1    66       SAND DANCERS (67)
 TIBA TYL DAIN 2779           16  11  1    60       SAND DANCERS (67)
 PINKY OF DOOM 2422            6   3  1    58       LETHAL ANATOMY (225)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAROLD 2823                   9   4  0    50       DARK TOADS (240)
-RED MOSQUITO 2794             5   5  1    49       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 HABEAS CORPUS 2799            8  11  0    45       LEGALESE (253)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARR 2203                    5   4  0    45       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
-YERIX 2782                    4   7  0    38       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 NAREEN 2144                   9  10  0    37       FALSE OVERTURES (185)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEETOLVINA 2923               4   3  0    31       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILLIE 2938                   2   0  0    19       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 ARIA 3012                     1   0  0    15       DARK TOADS (240)
-BETSY ROSS 2908               1   1  0    11       I'M HISTORY (254)
-SAM ADAMS 2801                1   5  1    10       I'M HISTORY (254)
 SURLY SUE 2932                2   2  0     8       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
-PATRICK HENRY 2902            1   1  0     7       I'M HISTORY (254)
-MONKEY KING 2904              1   3  0     6       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 LOCKJAW 2936                  1   2  0     5       THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
 WRIT OF MANDAMUS 2940         0   2  0     3       LEGALESE (253)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DISMISSAL 3013         0  1 0 LEGALESE 253          ARENAMASTER KENDAR 23 265 NONE    
BLANKEY 2421           0  1 0 LETHAL ANATOMY 225    HAGAR NORTHMAN 24     265 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sand Dancers -- Hmmm... when I return in a month or so I'm going to be looking for a
place to send my "home" team from the now defunct Caer arena.  This place seems
homely enough, maybe I'll be back. ;) -- Anti

All -- Four years ago, I attained the throne of this great arena only to have my team
go inactive.  With no disrespect to either our current Duelmaster or any of the
challenger champions, I intend to have my throne back. -- Anda

Lockjaw -- See what being nice to me gets me?  I'm dead now!  You happy, Dead! Dead!
Dead! -- Mockingbird's Ghost

Jekyll -- For all our bickering, you will be missed.  Come back when you can. --

Tiba Tyl Dain -- Now?  Is now the time? -- Harold

Lorana -- I would never use a QS!  It's much too complicated a weapon.  Apparently, I
prefer the halberd...I certainly didn't know that. -- Nathaniel

Leetolvina -- Girdin you in-your-own/with-yer-own was'-name weapons...not too bright.
Certain higher-ups seem to see me as more than just another surly face. -- Surly Sue

Ian -- Where'ja go? -- The Larch

Monkey King -- We're looking for truths.  Fight experience truths. -- Lockjaw

Writ of Mandamus -- Slick fight. -- Millie

Jekyll -- Don't get so wrapped up in Foundation biz you forget your independent side.
Back...when you get back. -- Still

All -- I thought I would let everyone in on my stats since my graduation and success
is a surprise to Judge.  21-10-9-17-9-11-7 Basher, HI/VL, Morning Star (Judge was
convinced it was the Maul), no tactic.  After going 3-6, I was sent to the Dark
Arena.  To Judge's surprise, I returned from the Dark Arena, began winning, and held
Judge Mountain's throne for 3 turns.  Judge has had good luck with Bashers.  I only

achieved a Master in Attack and Ad Experts in Decise and Init, but since I will be
retiring, I am satisfied.  It just goes to show that a warrior with crappy stats can
still do well. -- Premeditation

Allocution -- Wouldn't it shock people if I WON a match between us?  But I don't want
a bunch of heart attacks on my conscience, so I won't petition for a strategy change.
-- Woody

Harold -- (sigh)  I seem to have a problem with patience, don't I? -- Tiba tyl Dain

Premeditation -- You planned that, don't deny it!  You planned that to garner a win
and then when you saw the chance you grabbed off four skills as well.  I feel ill-
used, and I NEED A STRATEGY CHANGE!  Are you listening, Lorana? -- Essina tyl Vern

Essina -- I heard, but I choose not to pay attention.  Besides, it's too late for
this cycle. -- Lorana

Morgana -- At least I got to spend a few days in bed.  That has strong attractions,
sometimes, I get so TIRED. -- Lentiria

Surly Sue -- Somebody's got to smack you down and make sure you eat.  Guess it was my
turn. -- Leetolvina

Morganna -- Who wants a squeaky victory?  We keep 'em oiled at our place, so they
don't rust, you know. -- Woody

Flight -- Your bloodlust has obviously rekindled to a fare-the-well.  Enjoy the Isle.
-- Arenamaster Kendar

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLANKEY was butchered by HAGAR NORTHMAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DISMISSAL was butchered by ARENAMASTER KENDAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
THE LARCH was demolished by NATHANIEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ALLOCUTION savagely defeated WOODY in a 2 minute master's Challenge duel.
HABEAS CORPUS was savagely defeated by TIBA TYL DAIN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
WRIT OF MANDAMUS lost to LEETOLVINA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
LING bested ESSINA TYL VERN in a crowd pleasing 6 minute master's match.
ANDA was overpowered by IAN in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
BEN FRANKLIN vanquished LENTIRIA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MORGANNA was defeated by TEASER II in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
PREMEDITATION overpowered PINKY OF DOOM in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MARIANNE KIND overpowered NAREEN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody one-sided match.
HAROLD was bested by SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a exciting 3 minute battle.
STARR devastated STONEFACE MIKARN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SURLY SUE was handily defeated by ARIA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LOCKJAW was defeated by GUARDSMAN TAN in a 2 minute beginner's struggle.
MILLIE overcame TALK-TO-DEATH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  18 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  19 -  4      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  19 -  1      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  38 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  15 -  0      17  |

Turn 265 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   IAN 2747                   23  10  0  124 DARK TOADS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      LING 2082                  18  10  1  105 FALSE OVERTURES (185)
AIMED BLOW       BEN FRANKLIN 2727          14   7  0   96 I'M HISTORY (254)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANDA 2171                   9   5  0   93 FALSE OVERTURES (185)
SLASHING ATTACK  TEASER II 2201              6   4  1   83 FALSE OVERTURES (185)
WALL OF STEEL    MORGANNA 2761              18  12  0   76 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARIANNE KIND 2791         12  11  2   68 THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IAN 2747.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ALLOCUTION 2796.  The ten other most popular fighters were LING 2082, MARIANNE KIND 
FRANKLIN 2727, STARR 2203, MILLIE 2938, and HABEAS CORPUS 2799.

The least popular fighter this week was LOCKJAW 2936.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SURLY SUE 2932, NAREEN 2144, PINKY OF DOOM 2422, LENTIRIA 2754, WOODY 
2503, THE LARCH 2788, BLANKEY 2421, ARIA 3012, MORGANNA 2761, and ANDA 2171.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

IAN (75-2747) DARK TOADS (240)

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

NATHANIEL (75-2764) DARK TOADS (240)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff